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ESX Standard HA vs. Enterprise Vmotion

It seems you need the enterprise version of esx in order to use vmotion. So what is the HA feature in the standard version vmware talks about in their comparison charts?

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mreferre
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HA has nothing to do with vmotion.

If a host fail the VMs get restarted automatically on the other hosts on the cluster. That's what HA is all about.

Massimo.

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so its the same ha feature that is available in the enterprise edition?! yet they dont give you vmotion in the standard edition...I could see keeping the drs and ha features for enterprise but at least allow vmotion with the standard version. heck xenserver is allowing xenmotion for free now so you would think vmware could at least include it in their mid-teir product.

thanks for the answer though. trying to get our licensing in order

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AndreTheGiant
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heck xenserver is allowing xenmotion for free now so you would think vmware could at least include it in their mid-teir product.

True, XenServer (and also Hyper-V Server R2) have Live Motion for "free".

In VMware, to have VMotion you need at least Advanced version.

Andre

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TomHowarth
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This is part of a long running arguement about this cock up of a licensing strategy for the vSphere upgrade

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Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
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